October 9, 2017

A Review: Irvine Estate & House of Townend Wine Tasting Event


On Thursday 21st September, we welcomed a small number of guests who were invited to join an intimate and exclusive wine tasting and informal lunch event, held in association with Bowcliffe’s wine merchant, House of Townend and the Irvine Estate.

The event, which was held in Bowcliffe’s Briefing Room, was yet another example of how perfectly Bowcliffe can perfectly flex to fit with different occasions – from large, lavish corporate events, to intimate but still effusive wine tastings.

Guests enjoyed time with Rebekah Richardson, a winemaker at the renowned Irvine Estate in Barossa, as she explained more about a select few of the Estate’s most special wines.

Irvine wine tasting

Rebekah is now responsible for Irvine’s six vineyards, which span over 400 acres of the most esteemed Barossa and Eden Valley regions. She took over from James Irvine, who is arguably one of the greatest Merlot producers in Australia. Over a delicious grazing style lunch of smoked, cured meats and pates from Lishman’s of Ilkley and Yorkshire’s finest cheeses, served with sour dough breads, chutneys and pickles and prepared by Bowcliffe’s Executive Chef, Rebekah explained the Estate’s processes and described how each wine got its particular notes, flavours and textures.

Irvine wine tasting

With its decadent surroundings and variety of spaces, Bowcliffe is a perfect choice for your next wine tasting. Perhaps you’d like a small, informal get together in the Potting Shed, or a more formal occasion for larger groups in our spectacular Bowcliffe Room. Or maybe, like Irvine’s, the Briefing Room will be your ideal space within which to network and inspire.


Irvine wine tasting

We can work with you to create a menu or canapé to complement each tasting, regardless of your number of guests. To discuss your requirements, simply get in touch with our events team by emailing events@bowcliffehall.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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